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I am a student. How do I record video and share it with my class in Canvas?
Posted by Anna Wright on 04 March 2013 09:08 AM

Note: These instructions are for students.

Some courses may require you to record video and share or submit it in Canvas. You can use various recording devices to do so (i.e. iPhone, iPad, Point-and-shoot camera, etc). 

Use the instructions below if you recorded your video on a device (i.e. iPhone, iPad, Point-and-shoot camera, web cam) and would like to upload your video directly to Canvas, upload your video directly to YouTube and copy and paste the link in Canvas, or record your video (i.e. Webcam) directly in Canvas and submit it to an Assignment. Note: The benefit of uploading your video to your account in YouTube is that you have access to the video for as long as you'd like. Videos uploaded in Canvas are only available as long as the course is active.

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Digital Media Policies & Procedures

Review the following before using and uploading video from your video camera or recording device in your Rowan Global course. 

  • Policies
    Carefully review the Rowan Online Digital Media Creation and Distribution policy listed in the Rowan Online Standard Policies document, available on the Rowan Online Portal. Students using digital media in their course must do so in accordance with the posted policy.
  • Buying a Video Camera/Recording Device
    Information on how to obtain a video recording device is provided under Course Materials in your course syllabus.
  • Uploading Video to YouTube
    Students can upload digital media created using a video camera to their course in Canvas. Students can also use YouTube.com to upload and host digital media for their courses. YouTube.com is a free video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. Students have the ability to manage their own content in YouTube.com, including marking videos as public, private or unlisted. Note: The benefit of uploading your video to your account in YouTube is that you have access to the video for as long as you'd like. Videos uploaded in Canvas are only available as long as the course is active.
  • What is and is not supported by Rowan Online?
    The instructions and recommendations included in this guide are the only methods supported by Rowan Online. Students who wish to use other software than Canvas or YouTube.com should be advised that these methods will be self-supported. 

How to Use a Device to Record Video and Upload it to an Assignment in Canvas

  1. Record the video for your assignment using your recording device (i.e. iPhone, iPad, Point-and-shoot camera, web cam) as instructed in the assignment details. 
  2. Upload the recorded video from the device to your computer.
  3. When you are ready to upload and submit your video, in your course in Canvas, click on Assignments in the Course Navigation.
  4. On the Assignments page, click on the title of an assignment to view it.
  5. Click on the Submit Assignment button.
  6. Follow these instructions for how to upload a video file in Canvas
  7. To add a comment, click in the Comments field and type a comment to the instructor (optional).
  8. Click on the Submit Assignment button to submit assignment.

How to Record Video using Your Webcam Directly in Canvas and Submit it to an Assignment in Canvas

  1. In your course in Canvas, click on Assignments in the Course Navigation. 
  2. On the Assignments page, click on the title of an assignment to view it.
  3. Click on the Submit Assignment button. 
  4. Follow these instructions for how to record a video in Canvas. Record the video for your assignment using your web cam as instructed in the assignment details.
  5. To add a comment, click in the Comments field and type a comment to the instructor (optional).
  6. Click on the Submit Assignment button to submit assignment.

How to Record Video using Your Webcam Directly in Canvas and Submit it to a Discussion in Canvas

  1. In your course in Canvas, click on Discussions in the Course Navigation. 
  2. Click on the title of a discussion to access it.
    Click on title of discussion
  3. Click and begin typing in the Reply field.
    Reply text field
  4. After clicking in the Reply text field, you can write your response in the Rich Content Editor
  5. Follow these instructions for recording a video using the Rich Content Editor. Record the video for your discussion using your web cam as instructed in the discussion details.
    • Note: You will not be able to archive/back-up your video if you record it directly in Canvas using your webcam. If you would like to save a copy of your video, you should use another method (i.e. Upload your video directly to YouTube and copy and paste the link in Canvas). The benefit of uploading your video to your account in YouTube instead of Canvas is that you have access to the video for as long as you'd like. Videos uploaded in Canvas are only available as long as the course is active.
  6. When finished, click on the Post Reply button.
    Click Post Reply

How to Use a Device to Record Video, Upload it to YouTube and Submit a Link to it in Canvas

  1. Record the video for your assignment using your recording device (i.e. iPhone, iPad, Point-and-shoot camera, web cam) as instructed in the assignment details. 
  2. Upload the recorded video from the device to your computer.
  3. Upload your video to your account in YouTube. Note that by default, you can upload videos that are 15 minutes long. If you want to upload longer video, you can increase your limit. To learn how, go to: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/71673?hl=en
    • Note: Your Rowan username and password that you use to access your Rowan Student Gmail will NOT allow you to log into You Tube. You must create another Gmail/YouTube account if you do not already have one.
    • If you have an existing personal Google (used for personal Gmail) account, you can log into YouTube.com by doing the following:
      • Visit http://www.youtube.com
      • Click on Sign in in the upper right-hand corner.
      • Enter your Google username and password and click Login.
    • To create a new YouTube account:
      • Click Create a YouTube account
      • Get started with your account window will open in your browser. Follow the on-screen instructions to successfully create a new YouTube/Gmail account.
  4. When finished, set your video as unlisted and then copy and paste the URL for your video in a Discussion, Page (Wiki) or Assignment in Canvas. See below for instructions.

How to Set Your Video as Unlisted

To copy and paste the URL of your video in a Discussion Board or Page (Wiki) in Canvas, your video must be set as Unlisted first.

An unlisted video is a different type of private video. Unlisted means that only people who know the link to the video can view it (such as friends or family to whom you send the link). An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page). An unlisted video is different to a private video in that you don't need a YouTube account to watch the video (you can see an unlisted video if someone sends you the video's link).

Even though your video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces, links to the video could still appear elsewhere on the web if anyone who knows the video's URL shares it. It is therefore up to you to maintain the privacy of your video and the unlisted URL. You can further restrict the video at any time by returning to your account and marking the video as Private.

How to Set Your YouTube Video as Unlisted:

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com and enter your YouTube username and password. 
  2. Access your Video Manager
  3. Find the video you want to change, then click Edit.
  4. In the Privacy Settings drop-down menu, you'll see the option to make the video Public, Unlisted, or Private. Select Unlisted
  5. Click Save Changes.

How to Copy and Paste the URL of Your Video in Canvas

If the Syllabus or Weekly Overviews instruct you to copy and paste the URL of your YouTube video into a Discussion Board or Page (Wiki), do the following:

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com and enter your YouTube username and password. 
  2. Access your Video Manager
  3. Click on the video you want to share.
  4. Click the Share button located under the video. 
  5. In the Share tab, copy the URL provided in the expanded box (Edit > Copy). 
  6. Open a new browser window or tab, and login to Canvas, and click on the title of a course to access it. 
  7. Instructions for where to paste the URL of your video will be provided in the Overview in which the video is assigned. The instructions may ask you paste it to a Discussion Board or Page (Wiki).
    • To paste the URL of your video on a Discussion Board: 
      • In your course in Canvas, click on Discussions in the Course Navigation. 
      • Click on the title of a discussion to access it.
      • Click in the Reply field.
      • Embed a URL link in the discussion reply by clicking the Link to URL icon.
        Click on the link icon
      • Paste (Edit > Paste) the YouTube video's URL and click the Insert Link button.
        Paste the URL into the textbox
      • Click the Post Reply button to post your discussion reply.
        View Embedded Video
      • The embedded media can be viewed inside the discussion post [1] or by clicking Link [2] to view the media in a new window.
        View Embedded Video
      • After posting your response, click on the go to your reply link if you want to view your reply. Your reply will be posted at the end of the discussion.
    • To paste the URL of your video on a Page (Wiki):
      • Click on Modules in the Course Navigation. 
      • Click on the title of a page to access it.
      • Under View All Pages, click on the title of the page you wish to edit. 
      • Click on Edit this Page
      • Embed a URL link in the Content Page by clicking the Link to URL link.
        Click on the link icon
      • Paste (Edit > Paste) the YouTube video's URL and click the Insert Link button.
        Paste the URL into the textbox
      • Verify the link, which will display Link under the YouTube™ logo [1]. The link will still include a small thumbnail with an embedded video. You may see the link flash yellow the moment it is inserted and then turn blue, indicating it is a link.
        Verify Link
      • Click the Save button to save your changes.
        Click Save
      • The embedded media can be viewed inside the Content Page [1] or by clicking Link [2] to view the media in a new window.
        View Embedded Video

How to Copy and Paste the URL of Your Video into an Assignment's Submission Page in Canvas

If the Syllabus or Weekly Overviews instruct you to copy and paste the URL of your YouTube video into an Assignment's Submission Page, do the following:

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com and enter your YouTube username and password. 
  2. Access your Video Manager
  3. Click on the video you want to share.
  4. Click the Share button located under the video. 
  5. In the Share tab, copy the URL provided in the expanded box (Edit > Copy). 
  6. Open a new browser window or tab, and login to Canvas, and click on the title of a course to access it.
    • Note: Instructions for where to paste the URL for your video will be provided in the Weekly Overview in which the video is assigned.
  7. In your course in Canvas, click on Assignments in the Course Navigation. 
  8. On the Assignments page, a list of Assignments will be listed. 
  9. Click on the title of an Assignment to view it.
  10. On the Assignment's page, click on the Submit Assignment button.
  11. Click on the Text Entry tab and paste (Edit > Paste) the YouTube video's URL in the Submissions text box.
    Paste URL
  12. Click Return or Enter on your keyboard. Verify the link, which will display the complete YouTube URL under the YouTube logo. The link will include a small thumbnail with an embedded video.
    Verify Link
  13. When you post your assignment, the video will automatically be embedded [2] into the submission (as shown below).
    View Embedded Video 
  14. When ready to submit, click Submit.

 

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